WHDI proponents looking for traction in consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and medical applications.
Headlines like this really amuse me. Our industry is so rife with acronyms, and I am still striving for the complete sentence using all acronyms...but I digress. Today my contact at the wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) consortium told me that Amimon (maker of wireless HDTV semiconductor products and founding member of WHDI consortium) and SRI Radio Systems GbBH, maker of RF products, are teaming up to develop new RF modules based on the WHDI technology. Their hope is that these new products will find traction in consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and medical applications.
If you need a brush up on what WHDI is, it is the first standard for wireless, uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home. It can support delivery of equivalent video data rates of up to 3Gbps (including uncompressed 1080p) in a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz band. Range is beyond 100 feet, through walls, and latency is less than one millisecond. Its founding members are: Amimon, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and LG Electronics.
For those of you who were at Mobile World Congress last month, Amimon demonstrated how WHDI is integrated into TI's OMAP4-based Blaze Mobile Development Platform. If you are in Nuremberg this week for Embedded World, you can check out SRI's demonstration of WHDI products in Hall 9, booth 466.
If you've seen WHDI in action or you have an opinion about this standard, please sound off below!